What is vice?

  • (noun): Moral weakness.
    Synonyms: frailty
    See also — Additional definitions below

Vice

Vice is a practice or a behavior or habit considered immoral, depraved, or degrading in the associated society. In more minor usage, vice can refer to a fault, a negative character trait, a defect, an infirmity, or merely a bad habit. Synonyms for vice include fault, depravity, sin, iniquity, wickedness, and corruption.

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New Hampshire Primary - Vice-Presidential Results
... A Vice-Presidential preference primary was also formerly held at the New Hampshire Primary ... a bill in 2009 which would eliminate the Vice Presidential preference ballot ... The only time a non-incumbent won the Vice Presidential primary and then went on to be formally nominated by his or her party was in 2004, when Democratic U.S ...
University Of Saskatchewan Students' Union - Executive
... comprises 4 elected members President Vice President (Academic Affairs) Vice President (Student Affairs) and Vice President (Operations and Finance) ...
Emotions As Vices
... forward a new development of what the vices are ... He identifies the vices as what he calls the evil emotions "The fourth group consisting of hate, greed, vanity, envy and cruelty is evil" These vices differ from more traditional accounts of vice ... These emotional vices are to be overcome not through suppression but through feeling and cultivating the opposite virtues, as Jackson writes here "This will diminish the amount of evil by building up ...
Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I Have The Key
... Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (Italian Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave) is a 1972 giallo film directed by Sergio Martino ... Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key was Martino's fourth giallo film ... film is a reference to his first one, Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh (The Strange Vice of Mrs ...
Vice-Admiral Of The West
... The historical title Vice-Admiral of the West is sometimes applied to holders of the crown appointment Vice-Admiral of the Coast of counties in the South West of ... The duties of a Vice-Admiral of the coast were to control the shipping (especially piracy) around a maritime county's coast and organise defense on land ... It is not entirely clear if the role of Vice-Admiral of the West was in fact separate or additional to the role either Vice-Admiral of the Coast of Cornwall or Vice-Admir ...

More definitions of "vice":

  • (noun): A specific form of evildoing.
    Example: "Vice offends the moral standards of the community"

Famous quotes containing the word vice:

    Some think to avoid the influence of metaphysical errors, by paying no attention to metaphysics; but experience shows that these men beyond all others are held in an iron vice of metaphysical theory, because by theories that they have never called in question.
    Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)

    Hypocrisy is an homage that vice renders to virtue.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

    Is a civilization naturally backward because it is different? Outside of cannibalism, which can be matched in this country, at least, by lynching, there is no vice and no degradation in native African customs which can begin to touch the horrors thrust upon them by white masters. Drunkenness, terrible diseases, immorality, all these things have been gifts of European civilization.
    —W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt)